Relicts of a dancing mania
: the dancing procession of Echternach.
Worship of different gods in antiquity is linked to the presence of dance in such degree that the initiates were seized with dancing mania
. At least in one situation of the Mycean era, there prevailed in Greece a wave of dancing mania
commensurate with the one that expanded in Europe at the end of the Middle Ages (Dodds 87).
Latah, koro, and the dancing mania
: three examples--the first two, transcultural, the third, transhistorical--of what Robert Bartholomew calls Exotic Deviance.
His end-oay gig at the Mac filled the near-capacity crowd with dancing mania
. In the ranks that day was violinist Omar Puente, an English-based Cuban who guested on Manolito's tour.
The so-called "dancing mania
" represented one form of uterine madness, and was prevalent in Germany and the Netherlands from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries.